Carnival Ships by Age – Oldest to Newest [infograph]

Carnival Cruise Ships by Year Built & Renovated

Do you want the newest carnival ship, or do you prefer one with a few hundred thousand miles under its hull? There’s something to be said about the bells and whistles that come with a new vessel. But, others prefer the nostalgia and character of the older Carnival ships.

Another factor to consider when contemplating your next Carnival Cruise Ship Age, is the year it was last renovated. With some of these refurbishments, the ships come out looking brand new. The cruise lines have been known to spend tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars bringing these ships to the status of their much younger contemporaries.

We’ll let you decide on the Carnival Ship Age that’s right for you. In the following infograph, we’ve made it as easy as possible to visualize your ships age versus the rest of the Carnival Fleet. We’ve also included a schedule of when each ship was renovated. If you have a strong preference of New vs. Old, you can refer to this chart and make sure you’re picking the Carnival Cruise Ship that’s right for you!

Carnival Ships by Age & Date Renovated

carnival ships by age

As you can see, the newest Carnival Cruise Ship will be coming out in 2018. It hasn’t yet been named, but you can be sure we’ll be tracking it and get it up there when possible.

If you’re wondering – what’s the difference in price between cruising on the newest and oldest ship, you can check out the following pricing options.  Toggle through the dates and compare the difference between the two ends of the spectrum.

Newest Carnival Ship – Carnival Vista – Cruise Prices

Oldest Carnival Ship – Carnival Fantasy – Cruise Prices


And if you’re not one for beautiful, colored infographs, here’s the same info laid out in a much more boringly consumable fashion.

Carnival Ships by Age

  • 2018:  TBD
  • 2016:  Carnival Vista
  • 2012:  Carnival Breeze
  • 2011:  Carnival Magic
  • 2009:  Carnival Dream
  • 2008:  Carnival Splendor
  • 2007:  Carnival Freedom
  • 2005:  Carnival Liberty
  • 2004:  Carnival Valor
  • 2004:  Carnival Miracle
  • 2003:  Carnival Glory
  • 2002:  Carnival Conquest
  • 2002:  Carnival Legend
  • 2002:  Carnival Pride
  • 2001:  Carnival Spirit
  • 2000:  Carnival Victory
  • 1999:  Carnival Triumph
  • 1998:  Carnival Elation
  • 1998:  Carnival Paradise
  • 1996:  Carnival Inspiration
  • 1995:  Carnival Imagination
  • 1994:  Carnival Fascination
  • 1993:  Carnival Sensation
  • 1991:  Carnival Ecstasy
  • 1990:  Carnival Fantasy

 Carnival Ships by Renovation Year

  • 2014:  Carnival Freedom
  • 2014:  Carnival Legend
  • 2014:  Carnival Pride
  • 2014:  Carnival Elation
  • 2014:  Carnival Ecstasy
  • 2013:  Carnival Triumph
  • 2013:  Carnival Sunshine
  • 2013:  Carnival Inspiration
  • 2013:  Carnival Imagination
  • 2013:  Carnival Fascination
  • 2012:  Carnival Dream
  • 2012:  Carnival Miracle
  • 2012:  Carnival Glory
  • 2012:  Carnival Conquest
  • 2012:  Carnival Spirit
  • 2011:  Carnival Splendor
  • 2011:  Carnival Liberty
  • 2011:  Carnival Valor
  • 2010:  Carnival Fantasy
  • 2010:  Carnival Victory
  • 2009:  Carnival Sensation
  • 2008:  Carnival Paradise

If you liked this article, you might also like our other infograph showing Carnival Ships by Size.

Carnival Ships By SizeIn that graph, we show you every Carnival Ship ranked in order of size, including total passengers and crew on each. You’ll be amazed at the difference between Carnival’s largest and smallest ships!

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22 thoughts on “Carnival Ships by Age – Oldest to Newest [infograph]

  1. Some of that data is wrong. Actually… your also missing an entire Ship. Carnival Destiny which has since been renamed to Carnival Sunshine after a complete overhaul.

  2. How do you define “renovated”? Every ship goes through regular dry docks every 2 to 3 years where new features are added, like the Red Frog Rum Bar etc. The only ship that I can think of that was actually renovated was Destiny, coming out as Sunshine at the end.

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  7. What about some of the retired ships…like the Celebration, and the Holiday? I would love to see ALL the ships that have belonged to Carnival!

  8. I’m with Shelley I would like to see the all the retired ships up there starting with the one that started it all the Mardi Gras. then the fascination or carnivale or which ever came first.

  9. Did a four day cruise with Carnival Sensation renovated in 2009 didn’t help!!! very very OLD cruise ship with little to no entertainment or variety of food and SWEETS never will sail Sensation again. Splendor & Glory 👍👍

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